I don't watch a lot of films. To the point that I was (very) recently complimented on the fact that I haven't seen Anchorman- apparently, this is something of an achievement, so now I want to go through life saying that I've never seen that or Dirty Dancing.
But I watched Like Crazy on Saturday night. I've been meaning to watch it for... ages, actually. Since it came out, I think. But because I was in a long distance relationship (the subject of the film) when it first came out, I decided it wouldn't be a good idea, and forgot all about it. But a few weeks ago, I remembered it for some unknown reason, and bought the DVD on a whim. I highly recommend that you go and do the same.
I'm not going to tell you any more about it, other than it's the story of Anna (played by Felicity Jones, who I absolutely love) and Jacob (played by Anton Yelchin). To be honest, I can't really think of much else to say. It's beautiful and honest and feels so very real, which could be due to the fact that apparently it was filmed with a Canon EOS 7D and was predominantly improvised. Though apparently it's based loosely on the director's own relationship.
You might not like it. But then, I'm the sort of person who likes books and films about people. It's why I love On Chesil Beach, and Atonement, and Before Sunrise. And that is exactly what this is.
I'm aware that this is the worst film review ever. But I didn't want to give anything away. I just wanted to tell you that I watched it and loved it, and I hope you will too.
|This is a direct quote from the film. The image I found here|